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I LOVE to design and to paint whimsical items that will put a smile on your face. Each day I share my simple life with you as I try to encourage, to inspire and sometimes JUST to make you smile as I recount my life growing up on a dairy farm! I've never had many material items in my life, BUT I have been blessed beyond words with love and encouragement from WONDERFUL Parents who instilled in me WHAT was important. I have had EVERYTHING that I needed and WAY too much of what I wanted. I am slowly learning to be a better person each day through my interactions with my friends on Facebook. Some day I hope to be as good as people seem to THINK I am! I am BLESSED! Welcome to my little corner of the world...Please stop by and visit often!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Be Still and KNOW, Wednesday, December 23, 2015

I wonder how many people are sitting on their back porch at 2am playing fetch with their dog?
The tiniest drops of mist have been steadily falling...for some reason, the scripture of having faith as tiny as a mustard seed came to my mind.

Then my mind skips to seeing the outline of an owl taking flight the other night--it was awesome!  That could have been jolted by hearing a screech owl in the distance and being thankful it was not in my yard!

The next thought was remembering all the cantatas that I have sung in during years past--I always had the solo of the Virgin Mary and remember joking with the ladies about well, I will stop before someone is offended, but we laughed---lots!

Our local news has done several segments on the McDonalds in Spring Hill that had the Nativity painted on the windows, as a 40 year tradition, and I think how sad that it is so rare to get so much attention...I live about 60 minutes from the location.

I  shared with a friend that for years, our local Captain D's puts "Wise men still seek Him". That is one of my favorite songs from all of the cantatas of my past.

How wise am I? What am I seeking? Why am I afraid of things? Why can't I trust? Is my faith even as big as a mustard seed? Am I a false prophet? Is my life a sham? Am I capable of loving?

Doubt...we all face it. That is what I love about exploring my faith...I know that I do not have to worry about how others perceive me, because GOD is the judge. He is big enough to allow me to ask questions.

It is in these quiet moments, sitting on my back porch, that I am able to sit and listen for that still, small voice...all part of my season of Advent, as I continue to prepare my heart for the coming of Christ...

Glory to God in the highest! And on earth, Peace, good will toward man!...

Are you wise? ...~~charlotte♡


  1. Beautifully written, Charlotte. I wish you and Charcoal a very Merry Christmas, filled with blessings, and knowing that our Redeemer lives! What a joyful gift we have been given. Our God, the Lord and makes of heaven and earth came to us as a infant, taking our sins upon Himself, and paying the price - just for us. We are truly loved.

  2. Merry Christmas to my two Char's! I don't have a porch and Jack was asleep on the couch, I was moving furniture at 1am does that count? LOL It's been in the upper 60's here all week and outlook for Saturday is 73. It's been raining, but I'll take that over the snow. Big hugs and lots of love!

  3. Such a beautiful post dear friend ❤️
    Wishing you Merry Christmas xx

  4. Thank you for this post Charlotte. Not sitting on my back porch, but have been equally reflective in these early & quiet hours of Christmas morning. Love you!


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